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Travel to Finland with this Mouth-Watering Blueberry Pie

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This is not your average blueberry pie; this is a super blue, super moist, superbly scrumptious blueberry pie. The amazing Mustikkapiirakka (Finnish for blueberry pie) is easy to make and makes the perfect dessert for a cosy winter evening.

 

As is characteristic of Finnish Cuisine, this pie is an amalgamation of traditional and haute cuisine. Despite being similar to Swedish cuisine, Finnish Cuisine demonstrates a tendency towards unsweetened flavours. Fish and meat can be found in most main dishes, while at bakeries you will notice a preference for wholemeal products such as rye, barley, and oats. Additionally, milk, and its derivative buttermilk, are also key ingredients in most Finnish recipes.

 

Artic berries are also a Finnish favourite! Due to their strong flavour, nutritional value, and vast availability, berries can be found in many Finnish Recipes. Berry-picking in the forests is a common activity. They are usually gathered and consumed fresh in the summer and frozen for the winter. They make a frequent appearance in homemade juices and jams, as well as desserts. Which brings us to this delicious blueberry pie!

 

What you need to know

Difficulty: Deliciously Simple

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (and an extra 10 for cooling)

Makes: A tasty pie for a group of 8 or for one very hungry pie-lover

Requires:

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Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 100gr Unsalted Butter
  • 75gr Caster Sugar
  • 180gr Plain Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

For the Filling:

  • 200gr Fresh Cream or Sour Cream
  • 75gr Caster Sugar
  • 375gr Blueberries
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  2. Beat the butter and sugar (preferably with an electric mixer) in a medium bowl.
  3. Add in the egg and mix.
  4. Shift the flour and the baking powder into the bowl.
  5. Mix well until the batter turns into soft malleable dough.
  6. Grease a pie dish with some butter or some oil. Alternatively, you can use baking paper.
  7. Press the dough into the dish evenly, making sure to cover the bottom and sides.
  8. Mix the cream, caster sugar, egg, and vanilla essence into the bowl and mix well. Add the blueberries and mix in using a spoon.
  9. Evenly spread the filling onto the pie crust.
  10. Place the dish on the oven’s lower rack and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Voilà. Serve with ice cream, cream, or on its own.

 

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